“Luck of the Draw”, a domestic take on World War 1 by Richard Franklin (Doctor Who), is a full-cast audio adaptation of the stage play, first performed on Sunday November 2nd 2014 at the Charterhouse, London.

This 1 hour exclusive audio drama adaptation is based on letters written from the Front in 1914/15, sent by Lieutenant Cyril Kimber RFO to his family, and the unpublished reminiscences of CSM William Smith, the Norfolk Regiment, who died in 2012 in his 93rd year.

Two lives and two world wars…with two voices they share their personal, and oft-times similar, experiences.

Written by and starring Richard Franklin (much loved in his role of Cpt Mike Yates in Doctor Who).

The original stage production opened in the Great Chamber, Charterhouse, London to a capacity audience of over a hundred and was an outstanding success. The audience was not only deeply touched but also thoroughly challenged by the thoughts, experiences and opinions offered.


About The Production

  • NARRATOR:  Richard Franklin
  • WILLIAM:  Robbie Curran
  • CYRIL:  Oliver Scullion
  • WRITTEN BY:  Richard Franklin
  • DIRECTED BY: Neil Gardner
  • ORIGINAL SOUND DESIGN:  Dylan Winn-Davies
  • SCRIPT ASSISTANCE:  Scott Handcock
  • ADDITIONAL MUSIC: Purple Planet
  • ORIGINAL STAGE PRODUCTION: Charterhouse Square Productions
  • AUDIO PRODUCTION: Charterhouse Square Productions / Ladbroke Audio Ltd / Spokenworld Audio 



    Our audiobooks download as zipped files (due to their size and for your convenience). Once unzipped you will find all of the mp3 files for your audiobook named, and in correct file order.  Due to the way Apple has designed iOS, iPhones and iPads don’t recognise these zip files automatically (unlike Android devices).  So, if you buy one of our titles via your iPhone or iPad, there are two ways to find and listen to your files:

    [1] Download for FREE iZip for iOS – then download the audiobook using the link provided either on the webpage or the email we sent you. After the file has downloaded click on the Open With option and choose iZip. The app will open and ask if you want it to unzip all the files, say yes. A minute or so later you will have a list of mp3 files in order, and you just need to tap on the one you want to play and it will start playing in the Audioplayer. You can easily play, pause, jump forward or back.

    [2] Slightly easier – download the zip file to your PC or MAC, unzip it to a folder you know the location of (such as your Music or Documents folder), then use iTunes to transfer the files in the same way you would a music album.

    We hope you enjoy your audiobook and come back for more soon!



Richard Franklin, Robbie Curran, Oliver Scullion


Richard Franklin

Script Assistance

Scott Handcock

Original Sound Design

Dylan Winn-Davies

Audio Adaptation & Additional Sound Design

Neil Gardner


Neil Gardner


Gabriel Vick, Purple Planet Music



File Size/Quality

192kbps (better than CD), 256kbps (superb quality), 320kbps (highest quality)


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